John Scott

John Scott directs Pew’s retirement savings project, which conducts original research and works with experts and policymakers to understand the barriers to retirement savings in the United States; policy initiatives that might increase retirement savings; and whether strengthening the disclosure of fees can help employers and employees make better decisions about retirement plans.

Retirement Savings Likely to Be a Hot Issue in 2017

By: and - January 25, 2017

Workplace retirement savings plans help Americans save more, and since 2012 at least 31 states have passed or proposed legislation designed to ensure that more people have access to them. The trend is likely to continue in 2017. In workplaces where the employer sponsors a retirement plan but doesn’t contribute to it, employees can save […]

States Face Substantial Gaps in Private Retirement Plan Coverage

By: - October 29, 2015

Workplace retirement savings plans can be a critical piece of the retirement security puzzle, but more than 30 million private sector workers lack a retirement plan at work, and levels of coverage and participation differ widely across the states. An analysis by the Pew Charitable Trusts (using 2010-2014 data from the Current Population Survey) shows […]